This is a service devoted to the canine athletes and working dogs. The dogs that are performing tasks and competing in events above the activities of a normal dog require a service that understands the complex needs of these unique dogs. If a dog’s performance is off, there are many potential issues that may be related. To identify and correct them requires an understanding of the physical, physiological and psychological factors of canine performance. We call these the Three P’s (3P) of performance.
Dr. Gillette has a long history of working with these unique patients to optimize their capabilities, identify performance problems and how to properly correct any deficiencies. The service has a gait laboratory that utilizes computer enhanced videography to help identify gait alterations and abnormal movements. Thermography is used to help identify inflammation and aberrant heat changes within the musculoskeletal system.
Patients can range from the high level working dogs, competition dogs or just your canine work out companion.